wishlist wednesday | october 31

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween, y'all! oh, and wishlist weds.


1. PAPERFASHION is one of my very favorite fashion illustrators, and I've been contemplating on getting a print of hers for a while now.. thinking I might need this 'in my closet' watercolor.
2. Now that the weather is finally getting cooler, this Patagonia Retro-X Vest is necessary for running errands and, of course, tailgating.
3. One of my favorite bloggers, Habitually Chic aka Heather Clawson,  just released her first book, Creativity at Work -- perfect addition to the coffee table stack.
4. Needing a new pair of tennis shoes, can't go wrong with vintage New-B's.
5. Handing out these bad boys to some lucky trick-or-treaters tonight.

Cheers,
Ellie

house beautiful feature // design tips for a happy home

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I was so excited to contribute to a story on HouseBeautiful.com featuring bloggers and their ideas on what makes their house a home. My input included one of my favorite things - my scarf collection. Click here to see what I (and several other lovely bloggers) had to say.


Cheers,
Ellie

ROOM PICK // buffalo check + bright green

Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm really loving this colorful guest bedroom that was done over at the painted house blog. I'm always a sucker for buffalo checks, and I've been really digging this bright green for walls lately. This bright bedroom is pretty wild, but it's all about the mix, not the match!

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 Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | october 24 // happy blogiversary to me!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

GUESS WHAT PEOPLE. 1 year ago to this day I wrote my first ever blog post! It is my bloggie birthday and I couldn't be more thrilled. Cheers to the Good Life has been such an unexpected and amazing learning experience and I've loved every minute of it. So let's celebrate this blessed event with - what else? - a Wishlist Wednesday! And cheers to you for reading and supporting something that I've truly loved for the past year and hope to continue for many more.


1. I literally cannot stop thinking about this adorable little heart bracelet from J.Crew's new collection. love love love.
2. Loving this Knock on Wood iPhone case from Kate Spade. It's so classic yet playful!
3. I've heard really great things about Nate Berkus' new book, The Things That Matter, and I'm really looking forward to grabbing a copy.
4. Not really sure how you could go wrong with navy gingham on a lucite tray. Design Darling gets it right again.
5. Since it is my blog's birthday, I thought I would include a little b-day letterpress, and this birthday card from Greenwich Letterpress features one of the most amazing birthday moments ever. If you don't know what scene that is, then click here.

Cheers,
Ellie

life lately

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I thought I would play show and tell and post a few pictures of what's been going on in my life lately. So far, fall has been treating me pretty well circa tailgating, the state fair, autumn leaves, and a weekend trip to Little Rock, AR. Here's what my iPhone could capture of that:



Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | october 10

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

it's wishlist wednesday, y'all!


1. Zara Home is finally available to the US on their new online shop and I am loving this Savona Bath Mat from their Kids collection. Sadly it's already sold out, but I'm hoping they restock soon!
2. Wishing I could cozy up by a campfire with this Alapaca Plaid Blanket from Land's End - perfect for the season.
3. Loving this Boo Flags card from one of my favorite paperies, Sugar Paper + how adorable is the gingham interior of the envelope?
4. so... I'm a nerd and I love the Lord of the Rings and I'm really excited for the new Hobbit movie to come out in December and I really want this cute little pocket edition of the book from Urban Outfitters and I don't care who knows it.
5. I don't really know how much longer I can continue living without this Penfield Kasson Parka from Madewell...

Cheers,
Ellie

aerin lauder's manhattan offices

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Aerin Lauder is one of my style icons, and I couldn't be more excited for her newly launched home-furnishings-and-fashion-company, Aerin. Architecture Digest recently did a tour of her Manhattan offices, and they are absolutely stunning. I can't stop looking at these images of her sophisticated space.




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Cheers,
Ellie

happy weekend

Friday, October 5, 2012

happy weekend y'all! I hope everyone has something lovely planned on their days off. Fun fact: I have a new and improved web address! You can now get to the blog just by using www.cheerstothegoodlife.com. Much easier, no?

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Cheers,
Ellie

ROOM PICK

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Today is the day! I'm finally starting a new column! I know you're all thrilled. It's called Room Pick and I'm hoping it will help myself and others to create personal and unique spaces inspired by other beautiful interiors. Every week or so I'm going to take an image of a beautiful room or space and find several pieces that are inspired by the objects and elements in the room. This week I'm featuring a bright and clean-lined office. It might actually be the ideal office space that I would have in my own home someday. I'm excited for this new feature and I hope you all enjoy!

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Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | october 3

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

happy wednesday, y'all!


1. This Midtown Manhattan Map is actually a piece of gift wrap from Kate's Paperie so it could be used as an awesome way to wrap a present or an inexpensive piece to frame!
2. Morris Kitchen Bottled Apple Cider Syrup is handmade in small batches in Brooklyn, New York, and according to their recipes would make some great fall-flavored cocktails.
3. Obsessing over this Sights & Sounds Storyteller scarf from Madewell - it's whimsical yet classic.
4. Plaid shirts are pretty much a staple in my fall wardrobe - and I love this Perfect Shirt in Black Watch from J. Crew because you can wear it with black or navy.
5. How darling is this Halloween Lineup Card from Rifle Paper Co.? Perfect card to send out to all of your pen pals this month.

Cheers,
Ellie

october is the finest month

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It feels like all anyone has talked about today is how excited they are that it's October, how great October is, or how lovely fall is. Annnnd I'm going to join them. I know at this point it's all getting a little cliche, but I just love this season so much! Here are a few of the delightful things that I couldn't be more excited for...

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Cheers,
Ellie
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